Earlier this week I had the pleasure of bundling up our little family and attending ZooLights, a special event held at the Oregon Zoo, where they go all out in decking the zoo halls with lights galore, amongst other festivities.
Even the entrance gives you a taste of the pretty that's to come.
elephant ear (think giant, flattened churro) and enjoyed it while watching a local school choir performance. I also highly recommend grabbing a cup of hot cocoa (or in our case, two).
one of the elephants is currently in active labor right now! (By the way, elephant pregnancies are 18-23 months. And I thought 40 weeks for a human pregnancy seemed like forever.)
ZooLights offers a few different packages, including one that includes a ride on this train throughout the zoo. You can see plenty of lights throughout the zoo without the train, but there are some that you can only see from the train. And the train ride ranked way up there on Em's favorite parts of the evening. When we told her about the train ride earlier in the day, that's all she could talk about from then on.
While we were comped our tickets to this event as part of the ZooLights' media nights, it's worth the price of admission to enjoy the sights of the ZooLights. And be sure to bundle up from head to toe -- hats, gloves, the works. It's gorgeous but chilly!
The event runs nightly until Dec. 31, excluding Dec. 24-25. We went on opening night and it wasn't packed, although I hear that weekends can be kind of crowded so aim for a weeknight if you can. More info here, and a schedule of featured performers here.